As Wheat Ridge and Jefferson County family law attorneys, we have seen civil protection or restraining orders used as both a helpful and hurtful tool. Sometimes, a divorce is the result of domestic violence or a dangerous and volatile situation. In these types of cases, protection orders can protect those involved, including children, from being subject to any further abuse. However, false allegations of domestic violence in an attempt to get a restraining order can be extremely damaging. At the Pearman Law Firm, we have helped those in need get the protection they need to feel safe as well as fight against restraining/protection orders that contain false and unfounded allegations.
During a Wheat Ridge or Jefferson County divorce or child custody case, the most harmful and devastating allegations that can be brought up are those of abuse. Often, lies are told about domestic violence or child abuse in order for one party to get the parenting plan and child custody they want. These allegations are usually made evident after an emergency motion is filed to restrict parenting time or after a restraining order is filed. Now, don't get me wrong - I know and have seen the effects that true abuse can have on a person. I fully believe that there should be protections in place to keep both adults and children safe. But, I have also seen the other side where the allegations made are untruthful and the effects it can have on the accused as well as on the children. The hard part is proving these allegations to be false.